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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ-J View Post
    My F800S was lemoned out, 18 months into ownership, although I could ride it for over 14 months. That last 4 months were failure after failure, all very dangerous, as well.

    I'd never own another 800CC BMW again!
    It's OK. We still love you anyway, J-Man.

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    Thank you Wezul. My local dealer's Service Advisor, and a good friend after the F800 fiasco, told me he'd make the sales team give me a better deal on a S1000RR when he caught he me one day looking at the then "new" F800R.

    'Twas a day the R1200S was getting serviced, and I had nothing better to do.

    But we both know something about that 800cc engine no one else does. We watched mine on a dyno to test its issues, and sure enough, it appeared many times during that run. A call to NA over that is what finally made the bike a lemon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ-J View Post
    Thank you Wezul. My local dealer's Service Advisor, and a good friend after the F800 fiasco, told me he'd make the sales team give me a better deal on a S1000RR when he caught he me one day looking at the then "new" F800R.

    'Twas a day the R1200S was getting serviced, and I had nothing better to do.

    But we both know something about that 800cc engine no one else does. We watched mine on a dyno to test its issues, and sure enough, it appeared many times during that run. A call to NA over that is what finally made the bike a lemon.
    Is the issue a 'one-of' thing or something more systemic that others can watch out for?
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    bog;

    It is a rare thing, indeed, but it NOT a one-off thing. If the bike shuts off in gear, and the rear wheel locks, it'll do it again, and again...

    I know mine was not the only lemon... I cannot say any more.
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    Ah, I never did get the details of the whole lemon scenario, good to have closure.
    I have indeed had one or two rear wheel locks, fortunately very early on (was it me?) and has not occured since.
    The idea of a lockup at speed does not entice, no.

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    Mine did it eight times on 5 trips, then over and over again, after 1.5 hours on the dyno.

    Off course several attempts at repairs betweenthose 5 trips were made. Nothing worked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ-J View Post
    Mine did it eight times on 5 trips, then over and over again, after 1.5 hours on the dyno.

    Off course several attempts at repairs betweenthose 5 trips were made. Nothing worked.
    Do you know what, if anything, BMW did to correct this fault in subsequent models?

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    BMW looked at my bike, repaired the fuel, the air, and all codes, and said "we don't know". They kept at it and I am certain mine was not the only one. Any more I cannot say.
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    AZ-J, your comments are so cryptic and obtuse that I have decided to place little credence upon them. I have had zero such problems with my 2011 F800ST, but the ghost of fear remains upon hearing your tale of woe. What year was your F800ST? If a mysterious problem existed I would hope it would be corrected in subsequent years.
    Cheers.

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    To heck with you, Pepeps, can you not understand the meaning of a confidentiality provision!

    Also, you must not know how to read, I never had an F800ST!

    Good luck with yours!
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    I beg your pardon. Better to activate brain before typing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pepeps View Post
    az-j, your comments are so cryptic and obtuse that i have decided to place little credence upon them. I have had zero such problems with my 2011 f800st, but the ghost of fear remains upon hearing your tale of woe. What year was your f800st? If a mysterious problem existed i would hope it would be corrected in subsequent years.
    Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mervingry View Post
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    Same to you, mervingry, you also cannot understand the meaning of a confidentiality provision!

    Also, you must not know how to read, I never had an F800ST!

    But I will end this with this. BMW has not changed the 800cc enough to satisfy me. I'd not buy another one.
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    wyoming-montana

    Dan,

    Care to share your route through Wyoming and Montana, with any recommendations?

    PM if necessary. It's a trip that is on my radar.

    Rick

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    You all have no idea? Any of you post a picture of your F800 here?

    I started that thread, because then I had an F800S. Now, my R1200S is lighter, faster, and stops quicker.

    Oh, and I no longer have that 800cc engine to fret over.

    Like I said, enjoy yours.
    Last edited by AZ-J; 08-16-2012 at 04:31 PM.
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